Would you rather be dead?
My vet says my dog would rather be dead. Actually, he didn’t say it like that and he’s a great guy but he does really think I should euthenize her. I don’t agree. As of yesterday she was still walking around, following us everywhere, tail wagging. Not her usual self, but she still wanted to be a part of things. Today I’m not so sure. She slept most of the day and she had to be coaxed out to the car to see the vet. But he assures me she’s not in pain, she’s just extremely uncomfortable. So how do you decide whether she’s so uncomfortable that she’d rather be dead? Personally, I think she’d rather be alive. Am I making the right decision? Nobody can know.
As for what’s going on – Teddy was diagnosed with kidney failure last September. The vet gave her two months to two years to live and it looks like it’s going to be within the next week. She’s down to 35 pounds – from 75 pounds a year ago and she hasn’t eaten anything for the past week. I’m going to miss her!